News Update!!: Needles, CA: Injured man in traffic accident along Needles Highway has died.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Injured man in traffic accident along Needles Highway has died.

ZachNews has learn that a man has died from his injuries in a traffic accident along Needles Highway, approximately 3 miles south of the Avi Resort and Casino, in Needles, California that occurred at 6:04pm PT on Sunday, November 19th, 2017.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the man identified as 65 year old Avetis Karamusan from Canyon Country, California died from his injuries after being taken to Valley View Medical Center in Fort Mohave, Arizona.

The California Highway Patrol said Avetis Karamusan was an unrestrained passenger in the vehicle.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver of the 2017 Toyota that was involved in the crash, identified as 42 year old Joey Karamusan from Canyon Country, California suffered major broken bones and was also taken by ambulance to taken to Valley View Medical Center in Fort Mohave, Arizona.

Another passenger in the Toyota suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Valley View Medical Center in Fort Mohave, Arizona.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver of the 2017 Nissan involved in the crash, identified as 30 year old Rudy Butler from Apple Valley, California was taken to Valley View Medical Center in Fort Mohave, Arizona with moderate injuries.

At least 3 passengers from Rudy Butler’s vehicle were flown with non-life threatening injuries to Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department advised the California Highway Patrol that at least 3 vehicles are involved in the traffic accident.

 

** Pictures from the Mohave Valley Fire Department: **

According to the California Highway Patrol, the traffic accident was a “head on” crash that was blocking lanes.

Mohave Valley Fire Department along with San Bernardino County Fire Department, Fort Mohave Mesa fire department, Bullhead City Fire Department and Baker ambulance responded to the vehicle accident.

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, at least 8 patients were transported, including 5 patients by ground and 3 patients by air to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

As seen in the pictures above from the Mohave Valley Fire Department, medical helicopters landed at the Avi Resort and Casino parking lot for air transport.

Tow truck crews cleaned up the damaged vehicles and reopened Needles Highway.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends in the Avetis Karamusan. **

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